Unprecedented Unity: Black Baptists pledge $50 million for Haiti

May 3, 2010

Unprecedented Unity: Black Baptists pledge $50 million for Haiti

CHICAGO, IL - The newly formed African-American Baptist Mission Collaboration (AABMC) announced on March 4, 2010 an historic collaboration to assist in the rebuilding of Haiti by raising an unprecedented $50 million dollars over the next five years.

AABMC is comprised of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., Dr. T. DeWitt Smith, Jr., President; the National Baptist Convention, USA, Incorporated, Dr. Julius Scruggs, President; the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. International, Dr. Stephen John Thurston, President; the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America, Dr. C.C. Robertson, President; and the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention, Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley, Executive Secretary-Treasurer.

In Chicago, the AABMC announced plans to raise $50 million to rebuild schools, health clinics, homes and churches. This is all necessary work due to the devastating 7.0 earthquake in January 2010. AABMC represents over 40,000 african-american congregations.

Other african-american denominations are preparing similar strategies to meet this clarion call from Haiti.